Facial expressions, and the reactions they provoke, are examined. Included: communicating emotions through facial expressions; and the musculature of the face. Also: how facial expressions can imprint a person's personality on their face.
Examining how the brain recognizes faces, the origin of the human face, and how emotion and facial recognition work together. Included: a woman has plastic surgery on her nose, while another eschews any changes to her “extraordinary” looks.
An examination of the urge to be a “famous face” includes why and how some individuals are pursuing this goal; and what it takes physically to have a famous face. Interviewees include writer William Goldman, David Attenborough and casting director Mali Finn.
Premise: A four-part series examining the human face, what makes it attractive, or not; how perceived beauty can aid in one's career; social cues the face gives; and the evolution of the human face.